Fr. Frédéric Fornos, S.J., international director of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, said: “The pope’s intentions, which are presented each month, are part of the Holy Father’s prayer and discernment.”
“These prayer intentions, in the context of the Synodal Process that the Church is beginning, as the People of God, are an invitation to discern and recognize how the Spirit of the Lord is calling us to face the challenges facing humanity and the mission of the Church.”
“Let us not forget that the Synodal Process is in view of the mission, of a missionary Church ‘whose doors are open’ (Evangelii gaudium, n.46) and which finds its source in prayer.”
Concluding his video address, the pope said: “Let us remember that the mission is not proselytism; the mission is based on an encounter between people, on the testimony of men and women who say, ‘I know Jesus, and I’d like you to know Him too.’”
“Brothers and sisters, let us pray that every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission, by being witnesses of a life that has the flavour of the Gospel.”
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